Views of Lousiana

together with a

Journal of a Voyage up the Missouri River

in 1811

By

Henry Marie Brackenridge


Henry Marie Brackenridge ascended the Missouri River in 1811 in the company of a party of the Missouri Fur Company, led by Manuel Lisa. That same year, a party of the Pacific Fur Company bound for Astoria and led by Wilson Price Hunt was also ascending the river. Brackenridge's Journal is an important historical source for both these expeditions.

The Journal was published in a book called Views of Lousiana, together with a Journal of a Voyage up the Missouri River, in 1811, published in 1814 in Pittsburg, by Cramer, Spear and Eichbaum. This electronic transcription cover only Brackenridge's Journal; the complete book includes ten additional chapters pertaining to the history, geography, and economy of the settled part of the Lousiana territory.

This on-line edition includes footnotes by James R. Kyle.


Table of Contents

CHAPTER I.

CHAPTER II.

CHAPTER III.

CHAPTER IV.

CHAPTER V.

CHAPTER VI.

CHAPTER VII.